Keyboard shortcut for turning on a Dell Notebook?

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does anyone know how if its possible to turn on a Dell Inspion 510m Notebook
via shortcut just by using an external keyboard?

The computer itself should be standing in a shelf next to the desk, the
notebook's cover should be closed (power-on-button unreachable), connected
to the computer are an external keyboard and an external monitor.

In my other computer's BIOS I can find an option that allows me to define a
keyboard shortcut that turns on the computer but in my Dell's BIOS there is
no option like this.

Dell told me to buy a portreplicator but maybe there is a less expensive way
of solving my problem?!


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Re: Keyboard shortcut for turning on a Dell Notebook?

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Quick & cheap as a meanwhile, I've settled before for selecting Sleep
instead of shut-down, avoiding complete shutdown except to restart.
Some models will work with the Apple keyboards' power key, once
Windows has recognized & loaded the keyboard.  You may have to go into
your BIOS power settings and see if there's a setting for power-on
events that needs/can-be set.

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